Indrani said Sheena didn't want to be contacted, says witness

Mumbai: After Sheena Bora went missing in April 2012, her mother Indrani Mukerjea allegedly told her employers that Sheena didn't want to be contacted because of some problem and they should respect her feelings.

Shubhodoy Mukherjee, the HR head of Mumbai Metro where Sheena worked, has said in his statement recorded before the magistrate as a witness that Sheena left the office early on April 24, 2012, and thereafter she could never be contacted.

Mukherjee sent an office boy to her house. Sheena's boyfriend Rahul, who was in the house, told him that even he was unaware of her whereabouts.

Rahul -- son of media baron Peter Mukerjea -- then told Mukherjee that "Indrani must have said something to her against Rahul, that's why she might have not come back." Mukherjee later got a call from Indrani. "When I said that Rahul told me you are the mother of Sheena, Indrani said that's not correct and she was the sister of Sheena," he says.

When Mukherjee asked why Sheena had disappeared without informing the office, "Indrani replied please respect Sheena's feeling and she is having some problem for which she does not want to be contacted by anyone".

Indrani also told him that Sheena would be sending her resignation though a courier, which was later accepted. Madhukar Kilje, the manager of the building in Worli where Peter Mukerjea lived, has said in his statement that between April 23 and April 25, 2012, Indrani and her driver Shyamvar Rai (Indrani's co-accused in Sheena murder case) left the house and returned many times.

On August 24, 2015, Indrani gave a copy of the gift deed of flat in the name of Vidhie -- her daughter from an earlier marriage -- to him and said it should be tabled in the society's meeting scheduled for August 27.

These statements, which were in sealed covers, were opened today as per the request made by special public prosecutor Kavita Patil to special judge H S Mahajan.

Indrani's former husband Sanjeev Khanna's lawyer Shreyansh Mithare moved two applications: one seeking home food for Khanna as he suffers from irritable bowel syndrome and another complaining that CBI was not furnishing copies of all the relevant documents.

These applications are likely to be heard on January 4. Sheena (24) was murdered allegedly by Indrani, Sanjeev Khanna and Rai on April 24, 2012. Peter, Indrani's husband, too has been arrested in the case by CBI.

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